Archive for July 2007

Affordable Residential Rebirth

There is the perception that many “new urban” style developments are expensive. The truth is the cost of buying a home in a new urban style development varies. Some are pricey others are created to be affordable. You really do need to look around and I promise I’ll have the list of new urban style

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30-Day Challenge

This website is all about supporting women who choose to adopt the “new urbanism” approach to living healthy and productive lives in community with those who mean the most to us.  We’re changing our communities and today’s wired world helps us to do just that with fantastic communication tools like blogging.   In this spirit of conversation and community I’ve joined a

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Ah…Summer Festivals

Our community places great emphasis on invigorating community life. We have events throughout the year that are designed to bring people together on our streets, in our parks and at various business and recreational venues across our region. This weekend we have an international golf tournament in town. To involve everyone in the excitement (golfers

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Live and Work at Home In Style

The picture in today’s post features the “live/work” units that are part of the Cornell community in Markham, Ontario (Canada). Cornell is a new urban style development that has that friendly “old fashioned” feel. Let’s say you’re a Mary Kay consultant or a virtual assistant or graphic designer…couldn’t you just imagine yourself settling into one

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Living the Life You Choose

Part of the attraction of the new urbanist lifestyle is that it is all about living a life shaped by what is important to you. When we first searched out our first home we didn’t think in terms of full quality of life. We thought about where could we find a great looking house that

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The Steady Spread of New Urbanism

There is an awful lot of talk about the slow spread of “new urbanism”. I don’t think it’s spreading all that slowly. The new urbanism philosophy–people living in eco-friendly communities where they can also work and play–is more widespread than we think. I’d say that the work at home mom trend has taken off over

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Local Networking Key to Success

One of the key challenges for new business owners and job hunters alike is to find effective ways to meet prospective clients or employers. This can be a tall order for moms who have to squeeze this into a day already filled with existing work projects, family priorities and life’s daily surprises! If you’ve just

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